[rfc-i] <list> brainstorming

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Tue Jan 28 16:56:37 PST 2014


On 2014/01/29 4:29, Brian E Carpenter wrote:

> Just making it work like plain HTML or LaTeX lists would be a great
> improvement.

Strongly seconded. HTML (and LaTeX) lists are based on long experience 
in the document/printing industry. As an example, I have been told that 
many if not most of the original HTML elements and structure came from 
similar stuff used before at IBM (where SGML originated).

On the other hand, XML2RFC was created single-handedly by Marshall Rose. 
Given that, it is an amazing achievement. But when talking to him about 
oddities for lists and such, he quickly admitted that he didn't have 
much experience, and just made things up as best as he could.

Regards,   Martin.


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